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Exploding prank sees three teens arrested

A prank seen on YouTube involving an exploding soda bottle went horribly awry for three teenagers when they re-created the stunt and it injured a 66-year-old Turlock man and prompted a bomb scare in a normally serene Turlock neighborhood.

April 13, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police arrest suspects in kidnapping

Turlock police detectives arrested the two men suspected of beating and robbing a 39-year-old man and then locking him in the trunk of a car for hours on March 27.

April 09, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Hunt for murder suspect continues

Four days after the fatal stabbing death of a Hilmar woman, the Merced County Sheriff's department continues its manhunt for the suspected killer.

April 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Kidnap victim found in Turlock

A 4-year-old girl taken after an Easter service in Madera was found safe and sound in Turlock Sunday afternoon and her alleged kidnapper put behind bars.

April 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police departments offer free self-defense class for women

Based on the adage of knowledge is power, the Turlock and California State University, Stanislaus police departments are embarking on a campaign to teach women the skills to fend off sexual assaults.

April 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Domestic dispute turns deadly

A Hilmar woman who was stabbed by her boyfriend Wednesday night during a domestic dispute was taken off life support Friday afternoon and pronounced dead, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

April 02, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cookery turned into weapon

A fight between neighbors turned ugly when one neighbor hit the other with a glass lid to a crockpot.

March 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary suspects held at gunpoint

An auto burglary was thwarted Monday morning when two residents held the suspected burglars at gunpoint.

March 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two sought for home invasion

Four men were held at gunpoint inside a Turlock apartment Thursday night during a home invasion robbery.

March 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police seek suspects in kidnapping

Police are looking for the two men who beat and robbed a 39-year-old man and kept him locked in the trunk of his car for hours early Saturday.

March 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Jewelry store burglarized

The Turlock Police Department has arrested one man in connection to a downtown jewelry store burglary, but the actual thief remains at large.

March 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two handguns taken off streets

Two traffic stops in two hours led to the seizure of two guns and two arrests by the Turlock Police Department Saturday night.

March 23, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Theft suspect followed, apprehended

An observant and determined witness helped the Turlock Police Department capture a suspected thief.

March 23, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two sought in connection to stabbing

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department has identified two men as persons of interest in the case of a stabbing that occurred in Salida on Sunday.

March 23, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Former publisher given probation, fine for battery against employee

An earlier sexual battery not guilty plea was reduced to a "no contest" stipulation for simple battery against a female employee by former Turlock Journal and Manteca Bulletin publisher Paul Mahony, 54, in the Manteca Branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court Friday morning.

March 19, 2010 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Crime


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Nude suspect found on Fulkerth

A 44-year-old man was taken into custody for public intoxication after he was found walking naked along a Turlock street.

September 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Masked bandit apprehended

A teenager tried to steal a cart full of alcohol from a Turlock store wearing a stolen Halloween mask Monday afternoon.

September 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Witness helps capture burglary suspects

A quick-thinking witness aided police officers in the capture of three teen burglary suspects.

September 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teens hurl limes at cars

Four juveniles were arrested Sunday on allegations they had been throwing objects at passing cars, including limes, the Turlock Police Department reported.

September 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Residents report drive-by

A drive-by shooting occurred in the area of Chestnut Street Friday, though no injuries were reported.

September 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Scam targets university students

The California State University, Stanislaus Police Department is warning students of a scam purporting to offer scholarships.

September 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Driver nabbed with cocaine

A Turlock man involved in a minor traffic accident was arrested Wednesday for hit and run and cocaine possession.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Authorities look to put the brakes on unsafe habits around trains

When the railroad crossing arms at Monte Vista Avenue and Golden State Boulevard started to lower Wednesday afternoon most of the vehicles began to slow down, but there is always that one exception.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One killed in Turlock collision

An 82-year-old man was killed in a traffic collision Tuesday night in Turlock.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect found with drugs, weapons, ammo

A man reportedly creating a disturbance at a Turlock restaurant was arrested by Turlock police officers on a variety of drug and weapon charges.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Prowler on the loose

An unknown individual attempted to break into a residence on Linwood Avenue but was thwarted when the resident awoke to the noise.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary suspect nabbed

A woman is facing a charge of commercial burglary after taking bags of purloined merchandise from a Turlock store Friday.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Indecent exposure reported near school

A man seen exposing himself near a Turlock school was taken into police custody after being placed under citizen's arrest.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock railroad tracks site of suicide

For the third time in little more than a month's time span a Turlock man has died on the railroad tracks running through town.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Boyfriend accused of murder in toddler’s death

The Delhi couple accused of causing the death of a 2-year-old child are awaiting arraignment in Merced County, but only one of them will be facing a murder charge.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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